Dowty USA Quality Leader

General Electric - Sterling, VA4.1

Role Summary:
The Dowty USA Quality Leader is responsible for the overall product quality review associated with the maintenance, repair, overhaul and manufacturing process for the Dowty USA operation. The successful candidate will drive the site’s tactical and strategic Quality Improvement Plan, and all the Quality related activities and initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities:
Additionally, as the Dowty USA Quality Leader, key responsibilities will include:

Serve as the site's focal point for Quality with customers, headquarters, regulators and auditors
Conduct recruitment, selection, development, and promotion of the Quality team
Execute strategies related to quality assurance and quality control of products, services, and manufacturing processes
Work cooperatively with the operations team to identify systemic quality issues within the plant and develop robust root cause corrective actions
Establish and execute strategic road map for process capability and inspection technology
Utilize Lean and Six Sigma tools to monitor and drive process improvement activities
Drive preventive and corrective actions to assure product compliance to specifications
Ensure that products and services perform according to quality standards and that manufacturing processes are capable and qualified
Drive the GE Aviation Production System elements (QIP and LPR) as needed
Partner with the shop leadership to assess the operations needs and develop new solutions based upon precedents in the organizations
Work on cross functional teams to cater to the Quality priorities
Develop and deliver solutions that enable the team to successfully execute quality initiatives set in the GE Aviation Production System
Conduct measurement system analysis
Coordinate technical aspects and lead requisitions
Build solid relationships with key customers and suppliers, and ensure customer requirements are evaluated, documented and flowed down properly, and products are validated
Present product / program strategies, technical road maps, risks and recommendations to senior leaders (Executives and Senior Executives) across GE
Implement the timely execution of quality simplification and improvement concepts to meet evolving needs
Coordinate design, project, and system engineers during detailed design, start-up, and warranty administration phases of project
Supervise activities such as field issues and failures investigations, root cause analyses and implementation of corrective actions, lessons learned issues and consequently design standard updates

Bachelor's degree from an accredited University or College
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Production Quality or related Manufacturing field

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

Desired Characteristics:
AS9100 or similar Quality management system awareness
IPC and J-STD-001 Training
Ability to lead and influence peers
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects
Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
Established project management skills
Quality System working knowledge and / or Certifications

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Locations: United States; Virginia; Sterling

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.